Risk stratification tools are frequently used to help guide treatment decisions after first relapse in multiple myeloma. Researchers have developed a new risk stratification tool consisting of 4 distinct dimensions that is used to characterize survival expectations.
Abemaciclib demonstrated efficacy and an acceptable safety profile in treating brain metastases in hormone receptor (HR)-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer, but was not effective for brain metastases in HR-positive/HER2-positive breast cancer.
MonarchE is an ongoing, open-label phase 3 study designed to evaluate invasive disease-free survival in patients with hormone receptor‒positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer receiving abemaciclib plus standard-of-care adjuvant endocrine therapy (ET).
Abemaciclib, but not ribociclib or palbociclib, exhibits inhibition of CDK4/6 plus kinases other than CDK4/6, and induces cell death rather than cytostasis, which may be therapeutically advantageous in patients with hormone receptor‒positive breast cancer that is generally resistant to CDK4/6 inhibitors.
Researchers report the results of a phase 2 study evaluating the tolerability and long-term outcomes using a combination of ixazomib plus cyclophosphamide and low-dose dexamethasone in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients who are not eligible for transplant.